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History of Bachelor Gulch, Colo

First Bachelors : Loggers, Farmers, and Trappers

Long before ski runs were cut, there was a group of unmarried men who called what is now "Bachelors Gulch" home. Logging, grazing, trapping and hay farming took place during the 1900s until the Great Depression.

John Anderson, Gunder Berg, Ed Howard, John Mertz and Ferdinand "Crippled" Smith were the original bachelors who settled the area. Some of the original cabins of these men are still standing in Bachelor Gulch Village. Today, a new generation can enjoy uncomparable mountain living at this resort.


Bachelor Gulch is a secluded ski area, connected by the slopes and a few meandering roads to Beaver Creek Resort. There is no commercial development other that the Ritz. The Ritz Carlton is the centerpiece of Bachelor Gulch, with 4 restaurants and the main ski lifts located out its back doors. Be sure to enjoy the Ritz Carlton's restaurants that exemplify the Ritz Carlton and Bachelor Gulch lifestyle.


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